Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Teams Jockey For Position In MWC Tournament

Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Teams Jockey For Position In MWC Tournament

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Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Teams Jockey For Position In MWC Tournament


Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings For February 27

Check out the latest Mountain West basketball staff power rankings

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Nevada and Boise State are locked in as the top two seeds for the Mountain West Tournament

Throughout the season, the Mountain West Wire staff will provide weekly men’s basketball team power rankings. The rankings are compiled by the Wire staff on a standard 1-11 ranking basis.

Composite score is a rating that shows each team’s relative strength among the other ten Mountain West teams. After total votes are tallied, each team’s point total is divided by the team with the most votes, creating a composite score. The top-ranked team will always have a perfect composite score of 1.0000.

Click the following link to visit last week’s power rankings and composite scores:

11) San Jose State Spartans (3-24, 0-16)

—> San Jose State is down to its final two chances to win a conference game this week against Utah State and Air Force.

Composite score: .0909

10) Air Force Falcons (11-17, 5-11)

—> Air Force will avoid the No. 10 seed in the Mountain West Tournament thanks to a victory over Utah State last week.

Composite score: .1818

9) Colorado State Rams (11-19, 4-13)

—> Colorado State nearly pulled off a heroic upset at Nevada in Reno on Sunday, but after firing Larry Eustachy, the season is all but lost for the Rams.

Composite score: .2727

8) Utah State Aggies (14-15, 7-9)

—> Utah State has lost three straight, including a deflating road loss to Air Force, to place the Aggies below .500 once again.

Composite score: .3636

7) UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (19-10, 8-8)

—> Following a three-game winning streak, UNLV has now dropped a trio of games to fall back to seventh in the Mountain West standings.

Composite score: .4545

6) Wyoming Cowboys (18-11, 9-7)

—> After an unexpected road win at Fresno State, Wyoming is back in the thick of things in the final week of conference play.

Composite score: .5455

5) San Diego State Aztecs (17-10, 9-7)

—> San Diego State has won four straight but may have to complete the season without senior forward Malik Pope, who was listed in Yahoo’s explosive report for reportedly accepting improper benefits from ASM.

(Pope has since been reinstated.)

Composite score: .6364

4) Fresno State Bulldogs (21-9, 11-6)

—> Though Fresno State has been one of the hotter teams in the conference, Jaron Hopkins’ season-ending foot injury could impact Fresno’s ability to punch an auto bid in Las Vegas.

Composite score: .7273

3) New Mexico Lobos (15-14, 10-6)

—> Saturday’s showdown with Fresno State will be huge for Mountain West Tournament seedings, as the Lobos can notch an unexpected No. 3 seed with a victory over Fresno State.

Composite score: .8182

2) Boise State Broncos (22-6, 12-4)

—> Boise State beat lowly Air Force and Colorado State this past week, and has locked up a No. 2 seed for the Mountain West Tournament.

Composite score: .9091

1) Nevada Wolf Pack (25-5, 14-2)

—> Nevada secured its second consecutive Mountain West title with Sunday’s win over Colorado State, grabbing the top seed in March’s conference tournament. The Wolf Pack has been ranked in four consecutive weeks.

Composite score: 1.000


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